At Jihad Watch Raymond Ibrahim reported on this pronouncement by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia:
The Grand Mufti made his assertion in response to a question posed by a delegation from Kuwait, regarding the position of a Kuwaiti parliament member who recently called for the “removal” of churches (he later “clarified” by saying he merely meant that no churches should be built in Kuwait). The Kuwaiti delegation wanted to confirm Sharia’s position on churches.
Accordingly, the Grand Mufti “stressed that Kuwait was a part of the Arabian Peninsula, and therefore it is necessary to destroy all churches in it.”
Note the matter of fact tone, this is not a grand proclamation, as far as he is concerned it’s no big deal, of course you should destroy any churches in the Arabian peninsula. I wonder if he is going to be called Islamophobic for suggesting Islam endorses such a position?
Now consider, when the despicable Westboro Baptist church protests, a fringe church run by fringe family makes a move it is national news, When a single pastor of an unknown church in Florida decides to burn a Koran, it became international news worthy of coverage by CNN resulting in 12 deaths. And when the murderous Joseph Kony hides from his depredations in Uganda it becomes a cause celeb to track him down.
All of these people have three things in common:
- They claim Christianity
- They have no support from the Catholic Church or mainline protestant denominations of any note.
- The MSM considers them newsworthy
That third one is the key, can someone explain why they are newsworthy?
Without the oxygen of media coverage Westboro is just another cult. If the MSM ignores the pastor in Florida nobody is outraged at his publicity stunt and Kony as a person with a small fighting force is worth some copy, there are dozens of Kony like people all over the world with their small armies committing degradations that the MSM has no interest in at all.
Now lets consider the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia:
Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah is not just some random Muslim hating on churches. He is the Grand Mufti of the nation that brought Islam to the world. Moreover, he is the President of the Supreme Council of Ulema [Islamic scholars] and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Issuing of Fatwas. Accordingly, when it comes to what Islam teaches, his words are immensely authoritative.
You don’t get higher to the top of Islam’s food chain than this fellow so what is the response of the MSM?
There isn’t one.
Can it be the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia is not newsworthy, the Washington Times makes the comparison.
If the pope called for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar would be cataclysmic. Pundits would lambaste the church, the White House would rush out a statement of deep concern, and rioters in the Middle East would kill each other in their grief. But when the most influential leader in the Muslim world issues a fatwa to destroy Christian churches, the silence is deafening.
No it’s not, it’s perfectly understandable.
You see to the totalitarian, to the marxist, the cause is all, and if there is one cause that is near and dear to our friends on the left it’s that Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular is the enemy.
Christians in General and Catholic in particular opposing Gay Marriage, that’s intolerance! Islam executes gays, that’s not an issue.
And don’t even get me started on Molly Norris a member of the MSM still in hiding over a fatwa against her that the MSM doesn’t find newsworthy.
As long as they see Islam as a counter to Christianity they will keep silent about its abuses in the same way that they will keep Bill Mahar’s million dollars.
Some might be confused by this, so remember this rule:
and if you don’t believe me, ask Clara Csiong